Bourbon-l'Archambault

Bourbon-l'Archambault is a spa town and a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in central France. It is the place of origin of the House of Bourbon.

Bourbon
The chateau in Bourbon-l'Archambault

Coat of arms
Location of Bourbon
Bourbon
Bourbon
Coordinates: 46°35′03″N 3°03′26″E
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentAllier
ArrondissementMoulins
CantonBourbon-l'Archambault
IntercommunalityBocage Bourbonnais
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Yves Girardot
Area
1
54.84 km2 (21.17 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,619
  Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03036 /03160
Elevation215–321 m (705–1,053 ft)
(avg. 260 m or 850 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19622,607    
19682,607+0.0%
19752,598−0.3%
19822,550−1.8%
19902,630+3.1%
19992,564−2.5%
20082,593+1.1%
20132,559−1.3%
Source: INSEE (1968–2013[2])

Personalities

In 1681, Louise Marie Anne de Bourbon, Mademoiselle de Tours, the third daughter of Louis XIV and his mistress Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, died there at the age of 6.

Over three decades later, on 26 May 1707, Mme de Montespan also died in Bourbon-l'Archambault.

In 1915, mathematician André Lichnerowicz was born here (died 1998).

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. "2013 legal populations - Bourbon-l'Archambault". INSEE (in French). Retrieved 1 February 2016.
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